Parish Life

Events and Programs

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  • 2017-09-17 Youth Group Meeting Youth Group Gathering – Sunday at 11:00 am.  The Youth will meet this Sunday at 11:00 after the Ministry Fair, and we invite everyone to stop by the door of the Youth Room for a little popcorn and to visit about youth activities.  At our gathering this week, we will begin making the Festival Banner and also make plans for future ...
  • 2017-09-24 Community Meal Saint John’s will host the West Seattle Community Meal on Sunday, Sept 24th. There are many ways to help.
  • 2017-10-01 Crop Walk St John’s has a Seattle Crop Walk team this year!  This year’s Crop Walk is on Sunday October 1st. The event is casual walk of 3.1 miles (5k), or whatever distance you choose to walk – done with a lot of heart and hope.  Registration begins at 12:30 at Alki Congregational Church (6115 SW Hinds), and the walk begins at 1:00 ...
  • 2017-10-08 Animal Blessing All Things Bright and Beautiful: St. Francis’ Day Blessing of the Animals happens Sunday, October 8, at 1:00 pm
  • 2017-10-08 Pancake Breakfast Please join us from 9am to 10am on Sunday, October 8, as we welcome our new Rector, neighbors and friends with a Pancake Breakfast.
  • 2017-11-04 Books and Bricks Annual Fundraiser Save the Date: Saturday, November 4, for the Books & Bricks Annual Fundraiser A fun evening of food and entertainment! Please mark your calendar now for the Books Annual Fundraiser to be held in St. John’s Parish Hall on Saturday, November 4, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  Everyone is invited!  More information will come soon. To learn more about this ministry: ...
  • Weekly Watercolor Painting Workshop The first gathering is Monday, September 11, from 10:00 am ‘til Noon.


  • Children’s Welcome Banner for New Rector Children’s Welcome Banner for our new Rector.  The children are creating a welcome banner for the Rev. Kate Wesch. It will be available in the Parish Hall after worship on on Sunday September 24 and Sunday October 1 for youth and the congregation to sign and decorate. Felt pens will be available. Let’s create a beautiful banner from ...
  • Weekly Watercolor Painting Workshop The first gathering is Monday, September 11, from 10:00 am ‘til Noon.
  • Diaper Drive Help our young neighbors in need by donating diapers and wipes.
  • Helping our neighbors in need: West Seattle Thriftway donates 1% of all receipts to the West Seattle Food Bank. A collection carton for receipts in is the Narthex.
  • 2017 Parish Profile The recently completed parish profile is available.
  • 2017 Financial Stewardship Information for ways to donate or pledge on-going support to the parish.
  • Support Local Food Banks Food and financial donations to help our local food banks can be brought to St. John’s.
  • Helping the Homeless at Camp Second Chance Donations of winter clothing items are sought for the homeless folks at Camp Second Chance.
  • News from West Seattle Interfaith Network & SJB Homeless Workers Starting in December, SJB will begin collecting items for Camp Second Chance, located on Meyers Way SW, just south of the LDS Meetinghouse.  The Seattle Police Department has assigned Officer Todd Weibke, to the West Seattle area as a monitor of the homeless camps, issues, and help.  He also monitors Alki and greenbelt areas.  Officer ...
  • Act Locally: Help those in need Every Saturday, 12-2 PM, a group of people from West Seattle churches serve “a meal/a smile/and donations” in White Center. This all happens in the parking lot on south side of Bartells at SW Roxbury & 15 Ave SW.  More helpers are needed. The homeless folks receiving are in so much need and your presence ...
  • Clergy Line-up We are welcoming a variety of voices to our Sunday celebration of the Eucharist during this interim time.
  • Make Rag Rugs with the Arts and Crafts Co-op There are lots of fun ways to help with this worthwhile project.
  • Southside Garden-Labyrinth Saint John has begun work on a labyrinth and contemplative garden to the south of the church, between the building and Hanford Street.
  • Get Creative with the Arts and Crafts Co-op! Arts & Crafts Co-op is making Rag Rugs — Get creative with us! No experience required.
  • Yarn needed for Threads of Love The Threads of Love ministry at St. John’s makes and donates handmade items to Seattle Children’s Hospital: blankets, hats, ditty bags, burial outfits, booties, and some therapy balls.
  • Assisting Homeless and Low Income Youth in West Seattle St. John’s has pledged support to low income and homeless youth at Chief Sealth International High School.
  • Food Bank Wish List Bring contributions to the baskets in the narthex. Always Needed: Protein, Canned Meats/Tuna, Canned Vegetables, Beans (Canned or Dry), Canned Soup, Canned Fruit, Pasta, Baby Food & Formula…